This Week In Games: Time To Humiliate Your Friends

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Well, the post-E3 lull is officially here. There's not a great deal to speak of this week, save for a couple of curious titles. The first is That's You!, the first game to show off the PS4's PlayLink feature and something very akin to the Jackbox games.

Beyond that, we've got Accel World and Sword Art Online coming together in a JRPG, an intriguing indie adventure about lying, and ... horse racing. No, really.


Accel World VS. Sword Art Online (PS4, Vita)

What is it? A clash of two anime worlds, Sword Art Online and Accel World, blended into a third-person action JRPG.
Should you care? You'd have to love both properties.


Shephy (Switch)

What is it? A singleplayer card game featuring, well, sheep.
Should you care? I mean the game looks like it might be fun and all, but judging off how the smartphone version was advertised, somebody doesn't know how to draw sheep.

What even is that.


That's You! (PS4)

What is it? A game about answering questions with your friends, using your phone as your controller.
Should you care? We'll have more about this game this week, but it's a good addition alongside the Jackbox packs.


Hunting Simulator (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A game about, unsurprisingly, hunting wild animals.
Should you care? The game has been flogged so far on Steam, so probably not.


Toby: The Secret Mine (PS4)

What is it? A visually striking platformer inspired by Badland and Limbo.
Should you care? It's been out for a few years on Steam; didn't do well. Pass.


SpeedRunners (PS4)

What is it? A competitive platformer where you race against other players to get to the finish.
Should you care? It's fun enough but not the first party game you should get for your PS4, to be honest.


A Hand in the Darkness (PC)

What is it? A visual novel set in an English boarding school in the 1910's. Lots of guys. Lots of guys kissing guys.
Should you care? I mean, you might?


Horse Racing 2016 (PC)

What is it? "Horse Racing 2016 is most Fabulous and Entertaining Game for Everyone."
Should you care? I shit you not, that's the official description. Literally the only reason I'm caring right now.


Refract (PC)

What is it? A gorgeous puzzler where you control primary coloured laser beams, reflecting them against each other.
Should you care? Looks neat enough. Might be worthwhile if you want something relaxing.


The First Time I Died (PC)

What is it? A macabre oldschool JRPG.
Should you care? You really have to watch the trailer to decide. The final Steam screenshot is just a black screen with a line saying, "Thanks to your advice, Naomi reconsidered taking her life."


Vaccine (Switch)

What is it? A third-person survival horror game inspired by Resident Evil, where you have to find a vaccine to prevent your teammate from dying.
Should you care? Probably not.


Farming Simulator 18 (3DS)

What is it? Tractors, bro.
Should you care? You do you.


Little Red Lie (PC)

What is it? An adventure game about lying and the consequences that follow.
Should you care? Looks real interesting.


Kart Racing Pro (PC, Rift, Vive, OSVR)

What is it? A realistic go karting simulator designed to be "useful as a training tool for real drivers".
Should you care? This might be an Aussie-made game, if my memory serves me right. Either way, maybe worth considering for those who went in deep on iRacing and Assetto Corsa.


So that's the pick of the bunch this week. Not the most stacked week, which makes sense when the Steam sale is still going on I suppose. See anything that catches your eye, or will you still be catching up on your back catalogue?


Comments

    Kirby' Blowout Blast is also supposed to be out this week.

      I was wondering about that, was sure it was last week for some odd reason. Do we know price?

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